Summary: This stick served me well for a few months in Elite Dangerous. However, as my skill level increases, I notice more and more the QC shortfalls of this stick. I have since moved on to an entry level HOTAS by Thrustmaster and haven't looked back.
Pros: Good stick height - a little tall for my hands but I can still reach all the buttons with relative ease. Great sensitivity, great resistance, and no built-in dead zone (though this could also be a Con depending on the person). Throttle feels nice too, however I never used it due to the positioning.
Cons: Numbered buttons on the base are cheap and can stick after a short time. Stick is slightly loose while centered and quickly becomes worse the more it's used - getting a perfect center eventually becomes a chore. This can be "fixed" by adjusting dead zones in your game or software, but you'll lose...
Summary: Right-handed. Stiff. If you are a really skinny nerd and don't work out at all, this stick won't offer very good precision: the strength in your arm is a big part of how precisely you can fly and aim with this thing.
Pros: A proper stick for proper stick-and-throttle games. Massive overkill for Lucasarts' X-wing games. Fast and annoying ships became very much easier to swat down over an Xbox gamepad. Works out-of-the-box in Linux/DOSBox and Windows.
Summary: I like this joystick a lot, especially considering this is my first joystick ever. There are plenty of things to like and hate about it. I personally would enjoy a simpler, smaller, but stronger joystick since I prefer to play on keyboard and stick, but overall, a good choice for both longtime users...
Pros: Solid feel for a joystick. Plenty of Macro buttons on joystick whether you are playing with the joystick alone or with a keyboard.
Cons: Not a fan of the "square" base axis when you rotate the joystick around.. I much prefer a "circle" base axis. Joystick is a bit on the larger side for me (particularly the base), but necessary to provide stability for the joystick.
Overall, Nice Solid Feel, with One Glaring Deficiency
Donald H., Newegg
24 January 2015
Summary: The downloadable software is needed to customize the response for different applications. Documentation on "sensitivity" setting is lacking. I expected it to control the output level multiplier, but this is set by "Range"; "Sensitivity" seems to control the shape of the response curve.
Pros: Like I said, it has a solid, smooth feel with a wide stable base. Does a nice job of staying put when the action gets going. Feels good in the hand. Well placed buttons on the stick.
Cons: One annoying manufacturing defect, one that should be easily avoidable: the resolvers, at least on the X and Y axes, are positioned by small slotted plastic nubs which engage a short stalk extending from each resolver body. On the Y axis of my stick, this molded slot is oversized or deformed, so ...
Summary: For the price this thing goes for, it's well worth the time. It's a relatively cheap stick with med-high quality features, if you can tolerate a few minor issues.
Pros: I've had this same stick for more than 4 years now and aside from some dust it's still like new. I have not experienced what some others are saying about a short durability span, so as long as you're not beating it against the wall, getting food all over it, or dropping it consistently it should ...
Cons: Being a hardcore flight simmer, I find the onboard throttle lever to be poorly designed at best. It's very small, has a very limited range, no dual/multi, no reverse, no detents, and just doesn't meet my needs for throttle/acceleration control in MSFS. I have also experienced to some extent what ...